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General Dynamics Awarded F-35 Lightning II Gun System

first_imgGeneral Dynamics Awarded F-35 Lightning II Gun System Contracts by Lockheed MartinNovember 17, 2008 2:00 PM ETCHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics GD, has been awarded two contracts by Lockheed Martin for the production of GAU-22/A gun systems for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter aircraft. The contracts have a combined value of nearly $9 million.According to General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products Gun Systems Program Manager Howard Brott, “Our GAU-22/A gun system serves a vital role in the F-35 aircraft’s tactical air-to-ground support capabilities. In addition, the 25mm GAU-22/A brings increased range in air-to-air engagements compared to the 20mm guns common on today’s fighters. The gun system’s high rate of fire and consistency are key features for future F-35 pilots, and its reliability contributes significantly to lower operating and aircraft maintenance costs.”The F-35 Lightning II internal gun system is based on a derivative of General Dynamics’ proven GAU-12/U 25mm Gatling gun. It will be used on the F-35 Conventional Take-off and Landing (CTOL) variant and will include the GAU-22/A gun and its associated components. General Dynamics is also developing an external gun system for other variants of the F-35.Production is scheduled to begin immediately and extend through August 2010 at General Dynamics’ Saco, Maine, facility, the company’s primary facility for production of single and multi-barrel aircraft and crew-served weapon systems. The Saco operations provide complete production capabilities, from design and development to manufacturing, testing and integration.Program management will be performed at General Dynamics’ Burlington, Vt.-based Technology Center, which is the company’s engineering center of excellence.General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at http://www.generaldynamics.com(link is external).SOURCE General Dynamics Armament and Technical ProductsCopyright 2008 PR Newswirelast_img read more

Ronaldo set to complete takeover of Real Valladolid and become club president

first_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Legendary Brazil striker Ronaldo is set to complete his takeover of LaLiga side Real Valladolid, according to Marca.The former Barcelona, Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Real Madrid superstar is set to conclude the €30million deal. REVEALED The change of ownership would end months of uncertainty after an agreement with Mexican businessman Ernest Tinajero collapsed after current club president Carlos Suarez broke their signed pre-contract.If Ronaldo’s deal is completed, he will assume Suarez’s role, with his predecessor becoming a chief executive at the club.Since retiring from playing the former forward, who netted 62 goals in 98 international matches has been turning to business and previously studied advertising in LondonHe has also been a minority own of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and was recently taken ill with strong influenza, which was reportedly incorrectly as pneumonia. Latest Premier League News gameday 1 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Brazil legend Ronaldo at World Cup 2018 silverware huge blow shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED no dice smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORTlast_img read more